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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

Speakers

Keith Alexander
General, Director of the National Security Agency, Chief of the Central Security Service and Commander of the United States Cyber Command.
CSPAN2 10/29/2013
Alexander: Nothing that has been released has shown that we are trying to do something illegal or unprofessional. When we find a mistake, a compliance issue, we report it to this committee, to all our overseers and we correct it. In the business record fisa and the 7002 there have been no willful violations. under executive order there have been 12 over a decade.
Keith Alexander
General, Director of the National Security Agency, Chief of the Central Security Service and Commander of the United States Cyber Command.
CSPAN2 10/29/2013
Alexander: If we do something that does not fall within an intelligence requirement it is wrong. We report it, we hold our people accountable. If they did that willfully and disobeyed orders, then they are held accountable. And most all of those people are gone. Three of them were military. Two of those were given a court martial and reduced in rank half a month's pay for two months and 45 days extra duty. So we hold our people accountable and we (report to this committee everything that we are doing.)
James Clapper
Director of National Intelligence
CSPAN2 10/29/2013
Rogers: So part of that framework, is my understanding, is that plans and intentions of foreign leaders would be important for the united states to know. Clapper: As long as i have been in the intelligence business, 50 years, leadership intentions, in whatever form that’s expressed, is kind of a basic tenant of what we collect and analyze. Rogers: Why would that be important for policy makers to know, what the intentions of foreign leaders might or might not be?
James Clapper
Director of National Intelligence
CSPAN2 10/29/2013
Clapper: For one to determine if, from an intelligence perspective, what they are saying, gels with what is going on, is invaluable to us to know where countries are coming from and what their policies are, how that would impact us across a whole range of issues. it isn't just leaders themselves. it's what goes on around them and the policies that they convey to their governments.
Mike Rogers
Representative (R-Mich.), Chair, House Select Committee on Intelligence
CSPAN2 10/29/2013
Rogers: Certainly in my time since being in the business as an FBI agent since 2004 on this committee, I have always found the best way to determine a foreign leader's intentions is to somehow, either get close to a foreign leader or actually get communications of a foreign leader. Would that be accurate? Clapper: yes it would.
James Clapper
Director of National Intelligence
CSPAN2 10/29/2013
Rogers: the intelligence committee might try to target foreign leaders intensions to try to determine what the best policy might be for the United States Clapper: It's one of the first things I learned in intel school in 1963. It's the fundamental given in the intelligence business, is leadership intentions no matter what level you are talking about. That could be military leaders as well.
Mike Rogers
Representative (R-Mich.), Chair, House Select Committee on Intelligence
CSPAN2 10/29/2013
Rogers: Do you believe that the allies have conducted at any time any type of espionage activity against the United States of America, our intelligence services, our leaders or otherwise? Clapper: Absolutely.
James Clapper
Director of National Intelligence
CSPAN2 10/29/2013
Clapper: I have to say, Chairman Rogers, some of this reminds me a lot of the classic movie Casa Blanca. My god there’s gambling going on around here, it's the same kind of thing.
Mike Rogers
Representative (R-Mich.), Chair, House Select Committee on Intelligence
CSPAN2 10/29/2013
Rogers: Have the allies of the United States ever during the course of that time engaged in anything that you would qualify as an espionage act targeted at the United States of America? Alexander: Yes, they have, Chairman. Rogers: And that would be consistent with most of our allies. Let's just pick a place, the European Union. Alexander: yes it would, Chairman. Rogers: And this is ongoing today. This didn't stop two years ago or last year or last week. To the best of your knowledge? Alexander: To the best of my knowledge, yes.
Keith Alexander
General, Director of the National Security Agency, Chief of the Central Security Service and Commander of the United States Cyber Command.
CSPAN2 10/29/2013
Alexander: The assertions by reporters in France. Le Monde, Spain El Mundo and Italy L’Expresso, that NSA collected tens of millions of phone calls are completely false. They cite as evidence screen shots of the result of a web tool used for data management purposes but both they and the person that stole the classified data did not understand what they were looking at. the web tool counts metadata records from around the world and displays the totals in several different formats.
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